[tei-council] TEI model classes future directions

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 24 04:58:34 EDT 2006

James Cummings wrote:
> I think this is what I was worried about -- how is sequence determined when a
> content model based on classes can be populated from across different modules?
modules have no direct relevance here. They are not containers
in the TEI source, just placeholders. The order of declaration
of elements is global. so its chapter order which matters.
> What are the downsides to having it sequenced as it is in the ODD source?  Just
> that if I want a different order I have to entirely remake it in my own ODD?
and I'm not sure if that actually works :-{
> Anything else?
not really. its just rather obscure.

'frinstance, the infamous <msIdentifier> content model
broke in my tests because the element order
in the chapter was very slightly at variance with the
desired order. so I had to swap a couple of lines around
in the MS chapter. no harm done.

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